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Old 26-01-2021, 05:41   #1
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Broker recommendation for Rhode Island

After years of lurking, itís finally time for my first boat. Planning to do family sailing/coastal cruising. I learned on a Sonar with my wife and took some classes on that and a Sun Odyssey 45. Iíve finally saved enough pennies for my own, in the 31-35í (used) range.

Does anyone have recommendations for brokers in Rhode Island?
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Old 26-01-2021, 06:43   #2
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Sending you a PM with a recommendation.
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Old 26-01-2021, 06:48   #3
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Re: Broker recommendation for Rhode Island

I can recommend CAHOON YACHT BROKERAGE in S. Chatham, Mass 02659-0111
Phone 508 237 2775. One of the most straightforward and honest brokers I have ever dealt with. He will travel to you as necessary. I have purchased and sold through him and I am presently working with him for my next boat. He works both sail and power vessels equally well.
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Old 26-01-2021, 11:12   #4
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Thanks to you both and others who PMd me, I’ll start making contact this evening!
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Old 27-01-2021, 10:30   #5
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When you are happy with your broker and your purchase, please send your recommendations to me. I am also in Rhode Island, and will be buying my first 25'-35' sailboat when I retire in a few years. Thanks, good luck and have a great 2021!
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Old 27-01-2021, 10:39   #6
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Re: Broker recommendation for Rhode Island

Another very good broker is in Manchester MA
New Wave Yachts: Bump Wilcox. 603-867-3130

McMichaelís: RI broker: Rick Fleig (401) 743-6318
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Old 27-01-2021, 11:20   #7
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Springline Yacht Sales in Mystic
Very user friendly
Either Andy Baker 860-428-2043 or Rick Diererick.
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Can't help you with the broker, but if you need a reference on an awesome surveyor let me know. I used a gentleman out of Riverside RI that was very knowledgeable, thorough, and his post survey customer support was outstanding.
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Old 27-01-2021, 13:33   #9
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Alan Baines of Berthon USA has helped me with a couple of searches and purchases. He is very good and fair. He also seems to have access to a lot of boats that are premarket and very high quality boats.
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Old 27-01-2021, 14:01   #10
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Jim Spiro, in Barrington, RI. ljspiro@gmail.com
Instructor, racer, very successful broker.
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Old 27-01-2021, 16:32   #11
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I also recommend Alan Baines, Berthon, USA in Newport. I bought a new Najad 440 from him in 2006 and have been happy with the boat and more to the point I thought Alan gave me good advice.
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Old 27-01-2021, 16:56   #12
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Thanks, everyone. Rocks, I will eventually need a surveyor so thanks for that!

Ex, I will.

Ok, super naive question: I have several good options through your kind recommendations. Do I speak with them and pick one with whom to work, or do I work with two or three until we narrow down to the ďrightĒ listing one of them finds? Iím not sure what the expectation/norm is and donít want to yank people around.
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Thanks, everyone. Rocks, I will eventually need a surveyor so thanks for that!

Ex, I will.

Ok, super naive question: I have several good options through your kind recommendations. Do I speak with them and pick one with whom to work, or do I work with two or three until we narrow down to the ďrightĒ listing one of them finds? Iím not sure what the expectation/norm is and donít want to yank people around.
For a buyer's broker I'd work with one: they all have access to substantially the same listings, so setting them against each other seems like poor sportsmanship to me at least. I'd call a couple of them to get a sense of how the fit is - this is a real thing, in addition to making sure they understand your experience level, budget and goals, and are capable of advising you with those in mind - and then ask that one to start putting together a roster of boats for you to look at.
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Old 28-01-2021, 13:46   #14
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Second ChrisJD's perspective. You could compare brokers to realtors; they all have access to the same inventory and databases of listings, so it really boils down to the right "fit".
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Roger all, thanks.
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